Enfermedad de las arterias coronarias

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Enfermedad de las arterias coronarias

Las arterias coronarias suministran sangre al propio músculo cardíaco. Este suministro es fundamental para el corazón.

Enfermedad de las arterias coronarias por lo general es el resultado de la acumulación de material y placas grasas, una afección llamada ateroesclerosis. A medida que las arterias coronarias se estrechan, el flujo de sangre hacia el corazón puede hacerse más lento o detenerse, causando dolor en el pecho (angina estable), dificultad respiratoria, ataque cardíaco u otros síntomas.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/03/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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